Dror Paley, MD to Lead World’s First Surgery with the PRECICE® Max System at Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute


Precice Nail Max System

West Palm Beach, FL – February 20, 2024

Dr. Dror Paley, a globally renowned orthopedic  surgeon and the Founder & CEO of the Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute, is set to make medical  history as he performs the first surgery in the world utilizing the PRECICE® Max System,  developed by NuVasive Specialized Orthopedics™ (NSO), now a part of Globus Medical. This  groundbreaking surgery marks a significant step forward in orthopedic innovation, emphasizing  Dr. Paley’s steadfast dedication to advancing the field and improving patient care. Furthermore,  his selection as the inaugural surgeon further solidifies his reputation as the foremost authority in  Limb Lengthening Deformity & Reconstruction Surgery worldwide.

Reflecting on the significance of this advancement, Dr. Paley stated, “I’m thrilled about the new Precice Max nail that I’ve contributed to developing. This advancement will enable stature  lengthening patients to bear full weight throughout their lengthening and consolidation process. It  reflects my continued efforts, spanning 37 years, to improving the lives of those undergoing this  life-changing procedure. At the Paley Institute, we’re committed to providing not only the most  cutting-edge technology but also providing the safest, most reliable, and reproducible results for stature lengthening worldwide.”

The Precice Max System, which received FDA approval on December 15, 2023, is indicated for limb lengthening, fracture fixation, and bone transport of long bones in patients aged 18 years and older, as well as limb lengthening of the femur and tibia in pediatric patients over 12 years old.  This innovative system offers a new standard of care for patients worldwide. 

Since before its commercial release in 2011, Dr. Paley has played a pivotal role as a developer and  inventor in the advancement of limb lengthening technology, contributing to the development of  the PRECICE® Intramedullary Limb Lengthening System. Dr. Paley was involved in the  development and was the first to implant the P1 (2011), P2 (2013), and STRYDE™ (2018).

To date, he has implanted more than 4000 Precice Nails and is the most experienced surgeon in the  world with implantable limb lengthening. He further extended his contributions with the  development of the Precice Plate in 2020. His ongoing contributions and collaborations to advancements in limb lengthening continue with the launch of the Precice Max System, further  enriching his esteemed legacy in the field. Dr. Paley will be the first surgeon to implant the MAX  nail on February 27, 2024.

With a history of over 25,000 lengthening surgeries, Dr. Paley’s extensive experience highlights  his commitment to advancing patient care, evident in his invaluable contributions to the  development of the Precice Max System. As a global leader in orthopedic surgery, Dr. Paley’s  dedication to innovation and patient well-being shapes the future of orthopedic medicine. Aligned with this mission, Dr. Paley and his twenty-two physician partners at the Paley Institutes strive to  provide the highest standard of orthopedic and neurosurgical care, encompassing a wide range of  conditions from stature lengthening to complex limb and spine deformities.


About Dror Paley, MD

Dr. Dror Paley

Dror Paley, MD introduced the current techniques of limb lengthening to the United States in 1987.  Since then, he has performed more than 25,000 surgical procedures, has invented over 100 new  surgical procedures, written 9 books, 75 book chapters, and 195 peer-reviewed articles, has  numerous patents, and has developed the most important limb-lengthening and deformity  correction devices used around the country and the world. He has been awarded numerous local,  state, national, and international awards. For over 37 years, Dr. Paley has been providing realistic  hope and solutions to patients with impossible-to-treat problems from all over the world.


About Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute

The Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida,  was founded by Dr. Dror Paley in 2009 and has grown to become one of the largest and best known orthopedic medical tourism centers in the United States, with additional locations in Europe  and Asia, serving patients from over 100 countries. The Institute boasts a team of twenty-three  physicians who are world leaders in reconstructive orthopedic and neurological surgery, offering  patients the most advanced and innovative treatments customized to their individual needs. With  a mission to provide the best and most advanced care for patients with bone, joint, or nerve conditions, from minor fractures to complex limb or spine deformities, the Paley Institute sets  global standards for surgical excellence through its renowned “Paley Care” approach.”


Learn more at paleyinstitute.org and limblengthening.org.


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